What the Hell Does This Have To Do With DRAGONS? with Dov Baron

Dov Baron is “The Dragonist”, Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker, #1 Fortune 500 Podcast Host, an Entrepreneur Magazine contributor, Loyalty Authority. Guiding us in how to recognize and nurture dragons (the top talent) hidden in our organizations.

A Dragon Leader is not a position, it’s someone who is always pushing to improve and wants those they serve to reach their full potential. Dov’s humor and no-BS style is contagious. As a master storyteller, he is considered to be the leading authority on actualized leadership. Actualized leadership means getting the result you
set out to achieve in the most meaningful manner.
Working with diverse leaders and executive teams, Dov filters common bonds to create fiercely loyal cultures. You can’t achieve loyalty without “meaning” and talent only stay when they feel they are a part of something larger than themselves.

Besides being a bestselling author of One Red Thread and Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent, Dov has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to Hire and as one of the Top 30 Global Leadership Guru’s. He has spoken to the United Nations, The World Management Forum (Iran), The New York National Speakers Association, and The Servant Leadership Institute.

In June 1990, while free rock climbing, Dov fell approximately 120 feet and landed on his face. The impact shattered most of the bone structure of his face. After ten reconstructive surgeries, no external evidence remains; however, this experience wasn’t just life-changing, it has been completely transformational. Dov shares how Dragons are born in fire, experiences that could potentially destroy you, instead can birth purpose, passion, and hunger to champion others to nurture the Dragon Fire in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our companies. Dov believes the world needs more " Dragon Leaders" committed to living their purpose, standing in their truth, and empowering others to find their fire and do the same.

Today I talk to Dov about how his experience has given him the perspectives to always look for opportunities and find success no matter what obstacle you face.

Key Leadership Takeaways:

  • Work/Life balance is a myth. Embrace the work/life BLEND!
  • Leaders are in a constant state of growth and adaptability.
  • Leaders are collaborative, not micro-managers.
  • Leaders have a highly developed level of emotional intelligence. Don’t try to lead if you can’t grasp this concept.
  • Leaders Succeed When They Go Where Their Fear Tells Them to Avoid

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